Adenique Lisse is a research assistant with the Healthy Brain Network. Adenique earned her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with a minor in psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently completing a master’s degree in psychology at St. John’s University, with the hope of pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology focused on trauma treatment and research. At Penn State, Adenique completed an honors thesis assessing the role of gender and sociocultural factors in weight concerns in African American youth, which is set to be published in the journal Body Image.
Adenique has experience working as a crisis counselor with youth, adult and senior populations who are experiencing mental health concerns and trauma. She also gained a wide range of research experience through undergraduate research projects focusing on family systems and trauma within military populations. Her experiences have motivated her to expand on research within the mental health field and help those who are underrepresented. As a research assistant with the Health Brain Network, Adenique will assist the research staff with facilitating enrollment and data collection from participants and their caregivers. This role will also include assisting the clinical team with research assessments and conducting interviews.
- MA, Psychology, St. John’s University, expected 2022
- BS, Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University